My Favorite Travel Movie Quotes

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My Favorite Travel Movie Quotes

My Favorite Travel Movie Quotes – There are those quotes from our favorite movies that really inspire wanderlust in us.

They epitomize the experience of traveling and transport us to faraway lands.

Of course, not all travel quotes are created equally.

There are some that really stand out of the pack.

Travel movies are some of my absolute favorite to watch.

There is so much wisdom shared within them, so many quotes that I can relate to.

I have picked a few of my favorite movies below, added a few quotes and I also share why I love them and what I have learnt from each – read on below:

My Favorite Travel Movie Quotes and Why I Love Them

Good Ways to Learn Something New

Forrest Gump

Forrest has just graduated from college

Recruit Officer: Have you given any thought to your future, son?

Forrest Gump: “Thought”?

Forrest never thought about his future, he just let it happen and let life do what it was meant to do.

In the end, he experienced and traveled more than most people ever do in their life time.

Don’t think too much about the future, what’s the excitement of living a life when you already know what to expect?

Up In The Air

Ryan Bingham: You know how much time you lose by checking in?

Natalie Keener: I don’t know. Five, ten minutes?

Ryan Bingham: 35 minutes a flight. I travel 270 days a year. That’s 157 hours. That makes seven days. You’re willing to throw away an entire week on that?

I’m all for enjoying enjoying the trip and not only the destination, but nothing is more boring than standing in 20 different lines on airports.

Those 35 minutes sure seem like an hour, so that makes these 7 days feel more like 14….

Ryan Bingham: How much does your life weigh?

Imagine for a second that you’re carrying a backpack.

I want you to pack it with all the stuff that you have in your life… you start with the little things.

The shelves, the drawers, the knickknacks, then you start adding larger stuff.

Clothes, tabletop appliances, lamps, your TV… the backpack should be getting pretty heavy now.

You go bigger.

Your couch, your car, your home… I want you to stuff it all into that backpack.

Now I want you to fill it with people.

Start with casual acquaintances, friends of friends, folks around the office… and then you move into the people you trust with your most intimate secrets.

Your brothers, your sisters, your children, your parents and finally your husband, your wife, your boyfriend, your girlfriend.

You get them into that backpack, feel the weight of that bag.

Make no mistake your relationships are the heaviest components in your life.

All those negotiations and arguments and secrets, the compromises.

The slower we move the faster we die.

That’s what I love about traveling.

Your life is never heavier than you can carry on your back.

Looking at life as a backpack and reading this comment, it feels way to heavy to carry.

When you travel, you don’t have much of that, and life is easy.

You realize how you really don’t need all that to be happy.

The Darjeeling Limited

Peter: He said the train is lost.

Jack: How can a train be lost? It’s on rails.

In India, anything can happen – as a matter of fact, anything DOES happen.

And nobody questions it or even raise an eyebrow.

Things that wouldn’t happen anywhere else in the world would be a common scene in India.

The Beach:

‘I told myself spreading news was part of a traveler’s nature, but if I was being completely honest, I was just like everybody else: shit-scared of the great unknown. Desperate to take a little piece of home with me.’ – Richard

I realized how different I felt when seeing some Swedish crisp-bread when I was traveling.

Being in a different environment, far away from home, I felt all warm inside when looking at this crisp-bread in the supermarket.

The unknown is something so fearful yet so tempting.

I want the uncertainty but I’m still afraid of it.

It’s like wanting to know what happens when you die but being afraid to hear the answer.

Motorcycle Diaries

‘Wandering around our America has changed me more than I thought.

I am not me any more.

At least I’m not the same me I was.’ – Ernesto Guevara de la Serna

This is what traveling does to you.

It changes you.

That’s probably the strangest feeling and confusion you get when coming home again.

You are not the same person coming back as you were when you left.

At least that is what it did to me, massively.

Miner’s Wife: Are you two looking for work?

Ernesto Guevara de la Serna: No, we aren’t looking for work.

Miner’s Wife: No?… Then why are you traveling?

Ernesto Guevara de la Serna: We travel just to travel.

Some people seem to find it hard that you’re not always looking for a job or thinking of starting an education.

Why work at a job you don’t like?

Why study to become something you don’t want?

Why not listen to your heart and do what you really want to be doing?

Don’t fall for the pressure, don’t try to find an excuse when being questioned.

I deal with this all the time, and it’s hard, but I try my best to stay focused on my goal than to give way and do what every one else think I should be doing.

Into The Wild

Into The WildChristopher McCandless: The core of mans’ spirit comes from new experiences.


New experiences is what makes me change, makes me question my believes.

It makes me open my heart and mind to something new.

It’s the most effective way to change my spirit.

Christopher McCandless: No, man. Alaska, Alaska. I’m gonna be all the way out there, all the way fucking out there. Just on my own. You know, no fucking watch, no map, no axe, no nothing. No nothing. Just be out there. Just be out there in it. You know, big mountains, rivers, sky, game. Just be out there in it, you know? In the wild.

Wayne Westerberg: In the wild.

Christopher McCandless: Just wild!

Wayne Westerberg: Yeah. What are you doing when we’re there? Now you’re in the wild, what are we doing?

Christopher McCandless: You’re just living, man. You’re just there, in that moment, in that special place and time – the freedom and simple beauty is too good to pass up…

There is something special about a quiet untouched forest that just pulls you into the moment.

Something that no parks will ever be able to achieve.

“I want adventure in the great, wide somewhere.”

Beauty and the Beast nailed it with this quote from Belle, who was lamenting how basic her life back home was.

When we hear this song we can’t help but get misty-eyed dreaming about all of the tremendously beautiful places that we can visit in the world.

“Carpe diem. Seize the day boys. Make your lives extraordinary.”

This quote from Dead Poets Society is one of the best ones in the world because it reminds us that we all have one life to live.

It is up to us to make it extraordinary.

For many of us, that means hopping on that airplane to travel off to some amazing faraway land.

“The world is not in your books and maps. It’s out there.”

This quote from The Hobbit really reminds us that we need to get off our couches and pull ourselves away from our computer screens from time to time.

Interacting with the real world is one of the best ways that we can enhance our lives in amazing and new ways.

“Your heart is free. Have the courage to follow it.”

This quote from Braveheart reminds us that we are all in control of our own stories.

If you have the courage to follow your heart, you will live a far better existence than if you doubt yourself.

These quotes should motivate you to be able to live your best life and travel the world.

Tap into your true sense of adventure!

Isn’t that what we’re all searching for in life?

To just be happy and content in the moment, to just be there in the “now”?

These are my favorite travel movie quotes.

What are your BEST movie quotes, I would love if you shared them below!